The Operation

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


Submitted: March 20, 2018

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Submitted: March 20, 2018



The Operation


He was naked

Down on a quiet table.

He could see through the windows

The fishermen praying beneath the harbour lights.

The harbour grew dark, an old animal.

Deserted ferries hunted the shore for passengers,

As embryos floated through fluorescent lights,

Through the piers,

And into the jaws of sharks.

Couples strolled in the pavillions,

Their costumes of moonlight

Danced to the fever of the night,

As their fingernails

Ripped eachother's spines.

He turned back

And saw the surgeon approach.

The surgeon lifted the catch

And the gate swung candlelight.

The surgeon operated,

Through the anaesthetic he could hear

The voices of ferries somewhere.

In the distance  a dream flickered,

He stared at the monkey's claw

Gripping his foot.

The claw was the only part of the monkey

That was intact.

The claw was connected

To a lump

Of melted glass.

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